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10 reasons why great asset management is essential for smooth data centre operations

In any one enterprise organisation right now, there may be four or five separate asset management tracking systems or, more likely, several separate spreadsheets with different naming conventions and probably some overlaps and out-dated information. Many data centers are still managing their assets on spreadsheets, which is, in our opinion, sub-optimal. By Venessa Moffat, Head of Product Marketing, RiT Tech.

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The benefits and limitations of remote data centre control

Data centres comprise a complex and changing collection of IT and communications equipment housed within an environment that’s also multifaceted and challenging. Yet a host enterprise’s viability often depends critically on its data centre’s uninterrupted availability as a resource. Accordingly, the centres’ managers must have sophisticated tools to give them visibility and control of equipment and environment status at all times, even when they’re remote from the equipment. By Alex Emms, Ope...

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Data centres: Why They Need Water Leak Detection Systems

Water leak detection is commonly installed in datacentres, communications rooms and other information technology dependent structures. After all it is crucial to protect these critical assets from both fire and floods by receiving the earlier possible notification of an incident, allowing action to be taken quickly to take preventative measures. Leaking water from HVAC, AC units, water pipes, drainage or even ground water can cause significant disruption. By Graham Jarvis, Freelance Business an...

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Why teams are still living in the dark ages?

How to solve the disconnect between manual and digital asset management. By Mark Gaydos, chief marketing officer, Nlyte.

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Choosing the right data centre solution for your business

The pace in which technology is advancing makes it near impossible to predict what the business landscape will look like in five years’ time. One thing is for certain: IT requirements are changing and will continue to do so for the unforeseeable future. By Tom Adams, Director of Product Marketing at Cogeco Peer 1.

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How to Use Aisle Containment to Increase Data Center Efficiency

For years, organizations have been using hot-aisle/cold-aisle configurations to manage airflow in the data center, extend the life of equipment and lower cooling costs. In a hot-aisle/cold-aisle layout, the fronts of the server racks face each other and draw in cold air to cool the equipment. The backs of the servers also face each other, so that hot exhaust air is less likely to be drawn into the front of the equipment and cause overheating. The Department of Energy estimates that this configur...

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Equinix Insider - White Ops President & COO, Eddie Schwartz

Eddie has over 25 years experience in information security, including recent work as the CISO of RSA, the Security Division of EMC, and Co-Founder/CSO of NetWitness.

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